News: Government

South Australia’s ban on single-use plastic starts today

Today marks South Australia becoming the first State or Territory in Australia to ban single-use plastic products with drinking straws, stirrers and cutlery to be prohibited from sale,…

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Mar 1, 2021 ByKaren Sweaney Environment / Government / Legal / Wellness /


Queensland arts projects to receive over $800,000 in funding

21 Queensland arts projects are sharing $812,037 of State Government funding in the latest round of the Queensland Arts Showcase Program (QASP) to deliver diverse cultural experiences…

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Feb 28, 2021 Arts / Culture / Finance / Government /


Ecotourism Australia continues to call for funding support from Federal Government

With JobKeeper scheduled to finish at the end of March 2021, Ecotourism Australia highlight they have received no advice as to what the Federal Government’s response will be to…

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Feb 27, 2021 Environment / Finance / Government / Tourism /


Australian Marine Conservation Society decries Queensland government’s decision to move forward with Palmer mine proposal

Great Barrier Reef conservationists are urging the Queensland government not to greenlight Clive Palmer’s Central Queensland Coal Pty Ltd proposed mine as Queensland’s…

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Feb 27, 2021 Environment / Government / Recreation / Tourism /


Auckland to go into new seven-day Coronavirus lockdown

For the second time in a month, the New Zealand Government has announced that Auckland is to go into a seven-day COVID-19 lockdown. Restrictions in New Zealand’s largest city are to…

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Feb 27, 2021 Events / Government / Safety / Wellness /


NSW Government bans dolphin breeding and importation of marine mammals

Follows a landmark inquiry, the NSW Government has today announced a new regulation under the Biodiversity Conservation Act that prohibits the breeding or importation of dolphins and other…

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Feb 26, 2021 Attractions / Environment / Government / Tourism /


$40 million funding support announced for Indigenous Tourism

The Federal Government recently announced new support for Indigenous tourism offering business support and grants under the $40 million Indigenous Tourism Fund. The funding includes up to…

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Feb 26, 2021 Culture / Finance / Government / Tourism /


IOC names Brisbane as preferred host for 2032 Summer Olympic Games

The International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Future Host Summer Commission has overnight designated Brisbane as the ‘preferred candidate city’ to host the 2032 Summer…

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Feb 25, 2021 ByNigel Benton Events / Government / Sport / Venues /


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